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I want something better than Hyper 212 Evo and under 50$. I didnt like the look of Frio. SOmething which can overclock 2500k to 4.6GHz
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    There really AREN'T any much better at that price. None that would be worth paying the extra $15-$20 for. The only ones that are worth getting above an Evo are ones that cost around 3x what it costs, but they outperform it enough to make them worth it.

    Besides, a 212 Evo will pretty easily do 4.6 on a 2500K (assuming the voltage needed isn't insane). I can quite easily do 4.6 on my 2500K with my own 212 Evo in push/pull, I just keep it at 4.5 because I don't NEED anything higher (and truthfully, neither should you, unless you're running a 3 or 4-Way GPU setup). Hell, I don't even NEED 4.5, but I do it anyway because I can on relatively low voltage and temps.
  2. DJDeCiBeL said:
    There really AREN'T any much better at that price. None that would be worth paying the extra $15-$20 for. The only ones that are worth getting above an Evo are ones that cost around 3x what it costs, but they outperform it enough to make them worth it.

    Besides, a 212 Evo will pretty easily do 4.6 on a 2500K (assuming the voltage needed isn't insane). I can quite easily do 4.6 on my 2500K with my own 212 Evo in push/pull, I just keep it at 4.5 because I don't NEED anything higher (and truthfully, neither should you, unless you're running a 3 or 4-Way GPU setup). Hell, I don't even NEED 4.5, but I do it anyway because I can on relatively low voltage and temps.


    Any significant increase in gaming and windows performance at 4.5 Ghz?
  3. AyuX said:
    Any significant increase in gaming and windows performance at 4.5 Ghz?


    Honestly, not really. 10-15 FPS (at most), but when you're already well over 60 in most cases at stock, it's really just for show.

    As I alluded to in my post above, I OC because I CAN, not because I NEED to.

    The GPU is WAY more important for gaming.

    Windows performance depends on what you're doing, but if you're not doing a lot of CPU intensive things, it's not even noticeable.
  4. Here are other alternatives to the hyper 212 EVO
    1.Corsair a50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835181012

    2.XIGMATEK Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029

    both these cooler are slightly better than CM hyper 212 EVO

    But If size is not an issue for you than I would personally recommend this one
    3.MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 103089#top

    check out the performance of the CM V6
    http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?full=1&set_albumName=CoolerMasterV6GTCPUCooler&id=compare&option=com_gallery&Itemid=96&include=view_photo.php
    It's able to match the performance of the thermaltake Frio(costs 63 dollars) which is an awesome cooler and a much more expernsive cooler nearly 25 dollars more than the three coolers I have mentioned above
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